Evaluative Criteria and Consequences Associated with Failure and Success for Elite Athletes and Performing Artists

  title={Evaluative Criteria and Consequences Associated with Failure and Success for Elite Athletes and Performing Artists},
  author={David E. Conroy and Artur Poczwardowski and Keith Page Henschen},
  journal={Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  pages={300 - 322}
Fears of failure and success are widely regarded as salient threats to performance in a variety of domains yet scientific understanding of these constructs is still in its infancy. Sixteen elite athletes and performing artists participated in in-depth interviews to shed light on the nature of the cognitive-motivational-relational appraisals associated with these fears. Results revealed distinct criteria for evaluations of failure and success, as well as the perceived consequences of failure and… Expand
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